Reach them where they’re sitting.

As a community-focused cinema, FilmScene’s diverse programming reaches everyone in our community, allowing for a wide array of sponsorship and partner possibilities for area businesses and organizations. FilmScene can tailor sponsorship packages to meet your goals, benefit your employees, and anchor your name to our “Best of the Area” (Iowa City Press Citizen, 2014 & 2015) reputation for bringing top notch culture to the corridor. Want to advertise, sponsor an entire series, or attach your name to our theater or gallery? Help us continue to build our Scene.


FilmScene’s audience are affluent, diverse, educated, and engaged patrons who support local business. Your business or organization can reach our audience where they are ready to see your message—on the big screen, before the show, every day of the year.

Our slides display an average of 3 times per show at over 1,000 film screenings to an annual audience of 35,000…that’s over 100,000 impressions. Want to make one? Please contact executive director Andrew Sherburne at andrew [at]


FilmScene is more than a movie theater, and our curated series are a central pillar in our mission to entertain, inspire and educate through film. At the heart of our mission, impactful programming and series are opportunities that merit (and benefit) title sponsors.

Title sponsorships of these series are essential to series’ success and longevity, and directly connect your business to the dedicated audiences FilmScene cultivates, creating year‐round, dynamic top-of-mind presence at our cinema.

Want to help us produce our Rooftop Series? Monthly repertory selections? Want to help us establish youth educational opportunities? Want to create something new? Please contact executive director Andrew Sherburne at andrew [at]


Create culture, create a workforce, create community. Want to invest in FilmScene in other capacities, and see the value of reaching your business or organization out to our dedicated membership and growing base of moviegoers?

Our team can work with you to design a Corporate Sponsor package with a variety of benefits for you, your employees (via gift memberships, discounted tickets, and more), and place your business on our Credits roll. Please contact executive director Andrew Sherburne at andrew [at]

“FilmScene brings a unique cultural experience to downtown Iowa City that MidWestOne Bank is proud to support. We love that The Picture Show provides an access point to experiencing film for families…and invites a whole new audience into downtown. That creates value for community members and for downtown Iowa City.

—Amy Hospodarsky,
Community Relations Mgr.
MidWestOne Bank

“It’s not just a movie house—it embodies high quality art, local talent, community synergies around historic preservation and mixed use development in a manner unparalleled in the Midwest.”

—Nancy Bird, Executive Director
Iowa City Downtown District
Visionary Partners

Every year, at our annual Eye Opener gala, FilmScene recognizes our most outstanding community partners for their dedication to our nonprofit mission, engaging the Iowa City community through film. Thank you to our visionary partners.

2019 – The City of Iowa City
2018 – Pride of Iowa City
2017 – Hills Bank and Trust, sponsor of the Animation Summer Camp
2016 – Rohrbach Associates PC Architects, sponsor of The Rooftop Series
2015 – Bread Garden Market, sponsor of Vino Vérité series.
2014 – MidWestOne Bank, sponsor of The Picture Show Family and Children’s series.